Workshop on Supercomputing for Neuroscientists

Neuroscience today is tackling problems of increasing complexity and scale as exemplified by projects such as the Human Brain Project. To fulfil the requirements of computationally intensive simulations and analyses of large data sets, applications suitable for high-performance computing (HPC) systems need to be newly developed or adapted from algorithms originally designed for PCs and small clusters.

With the aim of bringing together neuroscientists interested in using HPC technology for their projects with experts from JSC’s Simulation Laboratory Neuroscience, JSC is organizing a workshop "Supercomputing for Neuroscientists" on 3 November 2015. Participants will learn about HPC and how it can be used as an instrument for neuroscience. The SimLab will present some current projects and collaborations as examples of how neuroscience can benefit from using supercomputers. Examples include brain modelling and simulation, and the processing and analysis of brain imaging data. Experts from JSC will explain how to obtain access to Jülich’s JUQUEEN and JURECA supercomputers and how the SimLab can support neuroscience groups using these systems. While this part of the workshop is primarily intended for scientists whose affiliation is in Germany and who may therefore apply for computing time on the Jülich supercomputers through the national GCS and NIC calls, it will also touch on how Europeansupercomputing resources, including those at Jülich, may be accessed by scientists from outside Germany through the European PRACE access schemes. Further information can be found at
(Contact: Dr. Boris Orth,

JSC News, 21 September 2015

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